First scope please help

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Re: First scope please help

Postby Bertiebones » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:34 am

Thank you both for such exhaustive replies :)

My shopping list now reads:

EP 32mm Celestron Omni
Celestron Omni 2x Barlow Lens
Celestron Moon filter
Celestron Shade/Dew cap
Philip's Planisphere
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
Cleaning kit

I decided to go for an extra EP purely to have another one to learn from, but - like you both suggested - I will hold out on any more until my partner/we (since I hope I can benefit from this present too :lol: ) can gain enough experience to know what the next purchase should be.

I keep having to remind myself this present is not for me haha!

Thank you both for your advice, fingers crossed now that I am not the only one who will enjoy this gift! :?

Jake.
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Re: First scope please help

Postby Gfamily2 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:18 pm

WIth regard to your questions about eyepieces, you might appreciate this
http://www.12dstring.me.uk/fovcalc.php

It's an updated version of the Field of View calculator on the 'Astro Tools' page of this website.

And I wonder whether the Barlow with T-thread might be worth getting as it'll be a bit of future proofing if your partner wants to try some simple astrophotograpy - strictly, it's not an ideal scope for astrophotography, but you can get fair results from it.
Scopes: Meade 8" SCT, Skywatcher 127mm Mak
For imaging: Pentax K5, Asda webcam, Star Adventurer (new toy)
For companionship: Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group.
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Re: First scope please help

Postby MelissaJones » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37 pm

Welcome to the scope fam!! If I were you, I would probably buy the Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope, super durable, it will last you years! But if you want some more options I would go to toponlinereviews website to check there article comparing the top brands within all price ranges! Its SO helpful!
Goodluck!
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